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Nuclear Monitor #803

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In this issue of the Monitor:

  • We write about the demise of Areva's EPR reactor, including the latest problems with flawed pressure vessels.
  • Charly Hultén writes about nuclear power's latest setback in Sweden − Vattenfall abandoned plans for new reactors earlier this year and now it has brought forward plans to retire two reactors.
  • We summarise a new study on nuclear accidents and the problems with 'probabilistic risk assessments'.
  • We summarise a critical report about Generation IV reactors written by the French government's Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety.
  • We update nuclear debates in Belgium, with the government planning to short-circuit proper consultation and planning processes in order to fast-track lifetime extensions for two reactors.

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